Malls and restaurants buzzing on first weekend of Singapore's phase 3 reopening

Diners at Kai Duck restaurant in Ngee Ann City on Jan 1, 2021. ST PHOTO: JOEL CHAN
Shoppers queue to enter the JD Sports outlet at Ion Orchard on Jan 1, 2021. ST PHOTO: JOEL CHAN
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SINGAPORE - Strong winds and wet weather did not deter Singaporeans from making the most of the long weekend, judging by the busy shopping malls and queues that formed outside major attractions.

New Year's Day also marked the start of the first weekend in months where people have been able to meet in groups larger than five, after restrictions on social gatherings were eased when phase three began on December 28.

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